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Information Portal for Graduate Students


These MSU offices and centers will help you with the nuts and bolts of graduate student life--getting admitted to a program, getting financial aid, doing research, writing your thesis, teaching courses, and finding a career.

For International Students

MSU is a second home for our thousands of students, scholars, and dependents from over 75 countries. The following offices and organizations serve the international student community.

Graduate Student Organizations

Joining a student organization can help you get your concerns heard by faculty and administration, prepare you to publish and present original research, and even provide an avenue for stress relief and social activities.

National Organizations

Joining a national professional organization can yield numerous benefits and may even be required in your future career. Many of our subject-specific research guides list national organizations. Additionally, your advisors and other faculty members can suggest organizations that might appeal to you.

There are also national organizations catering specifically to graduate students. These organizations advocate for issues affecting graduate students, to national and state governments and to the general public.